Navigating ALS

Life changes after an ALS diagnosis. There are decisions to make, symptoms to manage, treatment options to evaluate, and adjustments almost every detail of your daily routine. It's a lot to take in. 

We're here to help you navigate those changes. From initial diagnosis to end-of-life plans, we have information and resources to guide you through every aspect of your ALS journey. 

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For Newly Diagnosed

One of the most common questions of those recently diagnosed with ALS and those in their care circles is, “How do I live with this disease?” While there are no easy answers, there are resources available. We are dedicated to providing you and your loved ones with the information and support you need to live a fuller life and to better meet the daily challenges of living with ALS. Read about how best to prepare yourself, your home and your personal care network for the road ahead, keeping in mind that you are not alone in this journey.

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For Military Veterans

For unknown reasons, veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces are more likely to develop ALS than people who did not serve in the military. We’re dedicated to providing resources that will improve the lives of military veterans living with ALS and funding research that will help us understand the link between military service and ALS. 

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Living With ALS

While we search aggressively for treatments and a cure for ALS, The ALS Association is committed to helping people battling the disease to live their lives to the fullest. It’s important to remember that whether you’ve been diagnosed with ALS or are caring for someone with the disease, you don’t have to face it alone. The ALS Association makes it our mission to ensure that you have all of the tools and support at your disposal when necessary.

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For Caregivers

There are great rewards to being a caregiver for your loved one with ALS. But without adequate help and support, the stress of caregiving can leave a caregiver vulnerable to a wide range of physical and emotional difficulties. The ALS Association has a number of resources available for ALS caregivers.

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For People with ALS and Others Looking to Help

We are committed to providing people living with ALS and their caregivers, medical professionals, and families the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on the disease alongside top-quality medical care at our ALS Association Certified Treatment Centers and Clinics.

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Centers & Clinics
The ALS Association collaborates with some of the best ALS physicians and clinics across the United States to help ensure that people living with ALS have access to specialized care, based on best practices.
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Support Groups
Support groups are a great resource for people to maintain control over their lives, to give and take the wisdom and experience that comes from living with a devastating illness.
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Clinical Trials
The ALS Association partners with the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS) to provide the most accurate and up-to-date resource for information on both federally and privately funded clinical studies focusing on ALS and motor neuron diseases.
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